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Grease - Temperature Limits

Temperature limits for grease - a combination of oil and thickener.

Grease is a combination of mineral or synthetic oil and thickener - also called soap. Rust and oxidation inhibitors are also often added.

Grease

  • Oil content ranges 70 - 97% - commonly about 80%

The temperature limit for a grease is limited by the oil and thickener used.

Grease - Temperature Limits
Grease ThickenerTemperature Limits
(oF)(oC)
Aluminum 180 82
Barium 225 107
Calcium 170 77
Lithium 300 149
Sodium 250 121
Synthetics < 500 < 260

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